Hipcamp host June B.,
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Douglas Fir forest, with blackberry hedges for privacy. Mowed groundcover, wildflowers. Numerous waterfall hikes, bike trails fishing, river, gold panning, rock hounding, wildlife viewing, canna friendly.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical connection
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV connection
Pull-through site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send June a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Row River Bike Trail

Boating

Dorena Lake

Hiking

Many waterfall hikes in the area

Paddling

Lake Dorena

Wind sports

Lake Dorena

Fishing
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp in the Forest Retreat in Oregon.

Forest
Lake
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Farm

Places to see near Peaceful Retreat

5 Reviews

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Hipcamper Dona

Involuntary music festival

Dona J.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 7th, 2021

I appreciated the beauty of the spot and initially it felt very serene and peaceful.

Unfortunately you’re very close to the main road which is loud as well as a group of neighbors that have absolutely no problem playing music at the highest volume throughout the entire day and evening. It was a holiday weekend so maybe not like this all the time.

They did not take request by the way. They did turn off the music around 10 or 11 PM. Music was played throughout the entire weekend. I love music. Though if you’re not able to have any choice in the type of music it can make you crazy.

On the other hand I was exposed to some music I never ever imagined existed. In addition to very old very bad glam rock.

Also the composting toilet is nothing more than a bucket with no seat. So bring your own portable lug a loo. I feel like if there had been more than one group campsite there the bucket would not be sufficient.

When trying to find a place to go to the bathroom outside of the composting toilet there aren’t very many places that aren’t in full view of the driveway coming in. Gives a whole new meaning to the feeling exposed.

The hard part is that you can’t choose your neighbors. I personally didn’t feel comfortable going over and asking them to turn the music down so I doubt anybody else does.

Hipcamper Kirk

Best as a pull through

Kirk S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2021

The camp area had nice wide pull through areas for a self-contained motor home, but for tenting it was not as ideal. Quiet & Private: Neighbors were pretty close by (but there were hedges as mentioned). Forest Retreat: Not far off the main road that had traffic throughout the night. Toilet: A tent & a bucket? Not a port-a-potty. Nice location though and close to the river (but much along the river was private property though). June was super helpful and interested. 5 stars in that department.

Hipcamper Tiffany
Tiffany P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 19th, 2021

June was friendly & quick to respond, though she said she was out of town when we were there so we didn’t get to meet her. This location is just a 15 min walk down the street to the most beautiful waterfalls, Wildwood Falls. We spent some time there one of the days and we spent the other day at Dorena Lake as there is no creek, river access from her property and it was 80 degrees and my kids wanted to splash around. Which is about a 15 min drive. The camp spot is really just her driveway but surrounded by big trees and semiprivate behind some blackberry overgrowth. I got a lot of blackberry bush cuts on my legs and so would not recommend small kids or dogs at this location because they are popping up everywhere along that area. I snipped back a few by our camp so we could walk a little easier. The neighborhood leading up to this spot is a bit rundown and I almost left because I felt unsafe but the other hip camper there was so nice and safe so I felt safer w her there so we decided to suck it up. There’s no cell service anywhere near there. It smelled soooo nice there from the trees and grass and spring & we saw lots of shooting stars. Overpriced compared to other hip camps that have amenities & at least space to sprawl or explore on the property.. This has none.

Hipcamper June
Response from June, the Host, on April 20th, 2021

spring has sprung, and with the warmer weather, the balckberry shoots have started to appear. We were caught off guard in our first week with a last minute reservation, and we unable to mow on such short notice and in a fire ban (includes mowing). There is access to Brice Creek, just across the driveway. The campground is in a 2 acre wooded parcel, along the long driveway to my farm.

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Hipcamper Yvonne

Forest retreat

Yvonne E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 18th, 2021

Forest retreat was nice. Mountainside wiew with large spots to camp divided by trees and blackberry bushes. Its in a neiborhood so there were some normal sounds like motorcycles and a few dogs. Lots of quiet time at this retreat. But sad that a burn ban started so early there at this time.

Hipcamper June
Response from June, the Host, on April 19th, 2021

yes, the burn ban was disappointing. I just checked, and it has been changed to debris burning being prohibited at this time, so hopefully, next weekend there will be campfires!!!

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Hipcamper Yvonne E.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2021
Property
Peaceful Retreat
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$30/night
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